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Monkees Watch Their Feet 

The Secretary for the Department of UFO Information presents a film about impending dangers from outer space. In it, Micky is abducted by aliens from the planet Zlotnick and replaced by a ... See full summary »

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Alexander Singer (as Alex Singer)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Davy Jones ... Davy (as David Jones)
Micky Dolenz ... Micky / Robot Micky
Michael Nesmith ... Mike
Peter Tork ... Peter
Stuart Margolin ... Captain
Clarke Gordon Clarke Gordon ... Chief
Pat Paulsen ... The Secretary
Nita Talbot ... Assistant
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The Secretary for the Department of UFO Information presents a film about impending dangers from outer space. In it, Micky is abducted by aliens from the planet Zlotnick and replaced by a robot duplicate. Despite the robot's feet being on backwards, at first Davy and Peter do not suspect a thing. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Trivia

Musical number featured in this episode: "Star Collector". See more »

Goofs

The Robot has backward feet, yet in some long shots Micky Dolenz' normal feet can be seen. An example is when he leads Davy Jones and Peter Tork across the sand to the spaceship. See more »

Quotes

The Captain: He's suspicious. These Earthlings are not as dumb as we thought.
Micky: You got a groovy pad here.
The Assistant: 'Groovy pad', term meaning 'alien spaceship no doubt marked for destruction'.
Micky: You know, if I didn't know better, I'd swear this was an alien spaceship.
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Connections

Edited from The Monkees: I've Got a Little Song Here (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Pink Shoe Laces
(uncredited)
(instrumental)
Composed by Micki Grant
Performed by Peter Tork
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Pat Paulsen and Nita Talbot
14 January 2014 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

Broadcast no. 49 (Jan 15 1968), "Monkees Watch Their Feet" was actually 40th in production, filmed May 24-26 1967, while Michael Nesmith was recovering from his May 23 tonsillectomy. Nes does appear to introduce the marvelously deadpan Pat Paulsen, a sensation in '68 running for President on the STAG (Straight Talking American Government) ticket, his slogan, "if elected, I will win!" (he died in 1997). Paulsen's Secretary for the Department of UFO Information shows us a film depicting the alien abduction of Micky Dolenz, replaced by a lookalike robot that rusts easily and has feet pointing backwards. Micky has a field day, and the invaders are played by Stuart Margolin (THE ROCKFORD FILES) and sexy Nita Talbot, but overall the stop-start chaotic presentation is just a mess. The lone track featured is "Star Collector," making its third go-round. Next in production- "A Nice Place to Visit," which became the debut telecast of the second season.


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English

Release Date:

15 January 1968 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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